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The personal social services

Bill Jordan

in Social Policy Review 16

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9781847424716
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0005
The personal social services

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This chapter outlines the most recent changes in social services and places them in the context of a series of longer-term policy shifts that began in the 1970s. It is more concerned with the developments in social care since 1989. The chapter aims to provide a balanced and personal view of the role of the personal social services in supporting families and individuals within a changing society where inequalities continue.

Keywords: social services; policy shifts; social care; inequality

Chapter.  6968 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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